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The yoga in schools program of Stretch Your Imagination, a local non-profit, has been accepted into Sunset Beach Elementary’s curriculum for fall and spring. Students will learn yoga poses, breathing and meditation as a means to reduce stress and improve concentration, self-esteem, health and academic achievement.“The goal is to create sustainability in that we could leave the school after two years but leave behind the mats, blocks, and straps and the teachers could continue the program,” explains director Brynne Caleda, who has just wrapped up a two-year pilot program at Ala Wai Elementary that will continue next year, and runs after-school programs at Mid Pac, Montessori Community, Le Jardin Academy and the Kaimuki and McKinley Elementary and Middle Schools. A fundraiser to benefit the Sunset Elementary yoga program from 10:30 am to 1: 30 pm on Aug. 5 at Sunset Ranch Estate.